Thursday, September 8, 2011
Matthews Covered Bridge Festival - Sept 9 - 11
The Matthews community Covered Bridge Festival is this weekend, starting Friday at noon and going through Sunday at 5pm. The weekend includes a festival (bouncy things for kids, food, booths, etc.), live music, antique tractor parade, choir & band performances, a church service on Sunday morning, and a tractor pull. Admission is $2 per person, but kids 10 & under are free. Activities like the bouncy thing are additional $.
A little trivia about the Matthews covered bridge:
Built at New Cumberland in 1877 by William Parks of Marion at a cost of $722. The 1913 floor floated the bridge a half mile downstream. It was returned to its foundations by rollers and horsepower. New Cumberland was the second community in Grant County - founded in 1833.
For a more info and a complete schedule of events: www.matthewscoveredbridgefestival.com